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2012 AGM Summary

The 2012 AGM was held at the University of Durham Students Union on 21st April 2012.

Full minutes will be available in due course, but the main points were:

  • Maria Tabor is elected to Council, following Jenny Radcliffe's retirement
  • Phil Beck is elected as Auditor to replace Alison Bexfield who retires after 9 years. [Paul Barnard is appointed as Membership Secretary to replace Phil Beck.]
  • The accounts...
02-May-12 15-May-12
33rd World Amateur Go Championship

It appears that there has been some serious mis-communications and Matthew Macfadyen, who had been invited to play, turned down the invitation some time ago.

Unfortunately we only discovered this yesterday after seeing the list of players entered.

Francis Roads had been told that he had been nominated as our representative in the event that Matthew wasn't going to play, since he was 2nd in the points list, so we've apologised...

03-May-12 03-May-12
33rd World Amateur Go Championship

Sam Aitken, currently 4 dan and resident in China since October, will be representing us at the 33rd World Amateur Go Championship being held in Guangzhou, China later this week.

We'd like to specially thank the IGF and the Chinese organisers for allowing this late entry.

07-May-12 07-May-12
AGM 2011 Minutes

Held at: Malmesbury Town Hall, 9th April 2011

The meeting opened at 7:34pm and those present (22 in number) signed the attendance sheet.

[1] Election of tellers

Steve Bailey and Jenny Radcliffe were appointed tellers.

[2] Reading of the...

28-Apr-11 24-Mar-12
AGM 2014 Agenda

Apologies for the delay in issuing the following - it was intended for the Newsletter but not included by mistake (not the Editor’s).

The agenda for our AGM next Saturday to be held at Butlins, Bognor Regis 7:30pm is:

  • Election of Tellers
  • Minutes of the 2013 AGM
  • Matters Arising
  • Officers, Membership Secretary and Auditors reports
  • 2013 Accounts
  • Election of Officers and Auditor...
27-Feb-14 27-Feb-14
AGM 2014 Papers

At the suggestion of one of our members we are pleased to announce that the reports submitted for the AGM are now available in the Members Area of our website.

This includes the unaudited accounts for 2013.

27-Feb-14 27-Feb-14
AGM minutes

We'd like to apologise for the excessive delay, but the minutes of the 2013 AGM are now finally available online, via the Members Area.

13-Feb-14 13-Feb-14
AGM Minutes 2012

Held at: Dunelm House, Durham, 21st April 2012
Chaired by: Jon Diamond (President)

The meeting opened at 6:18pm and those present were asked to sign the attendance sheet.

[1] Election of tellers

Graham Black and Jenny Radcliffe were appointed tellers....

07-Jun-12 07-Jun-12
AGM Report

The BGA AGM was held on the evening of Saturday 10th April 2010 at Teviot Row House in Edinburgh.

The newly elected officers and Council members are:

President: Jon Diamond, Treasurer: Simon Mader, Secretary: Jonathan Chin, Auditor: Alison Bexfield.

Council Members: Edwin Brady, Brian Brunswick, John Collins, Geoff Kaniuk, Toby Manning.

Congratulations to all those elected.

Additionally, the three...

12-Apr-10 21-Apr-10
AGM Summary 2013

The BGA AGM was held during the British Go Congress at Stevenage between 18:45 and 19:45 on 6th April.

  • The previous minutes were accepted, as were the accounts for 2012, presented by the Treasurer and approved by the Auditor.
  • The President, Secretary and Membership Secretary also presented reports.
  • The officers, auditor and three council members were re-elected. Fred Holroyd rejoined Council after being...
06-Apr-13 08-Apr-13
Annual Awards to be initiated

Like some other sports organisations we have decided to initiate some British Go Association awards in order to encourage players and organisers. We have selected the following categories for this year:

  • Player of the year
  • Club of the year
  • Loss of the year (of a game)
  • President’s award for services to Go.

Your nominations in each category are solicited by 31st December 2014 with a...

11-Sep-14 11-Sep-14
Auditor

Alison Bexfield would like to retire as our Auditor after many years in the role.

We're confident that the Accounts are now under control, so that the role can revert to that it is supposed to be according to the Constitution, i.e a checking role on the Annual Accounts produced by the Treasurer.

This doesn't need any formal accounting training, and anyone numerate should be able to undertake this role, so we're asking for...

09-Apr-12 09-Apr-12
BGA Council News

Apologies for the delay - the highlights of the Council meeting held in March and July have now been posted online. Minutes of all Council meetings are available to BGA members by contacting the Secretary.

The next Council meeting is being held on 6th November 2011. Please contact a Council member if you wish to raise anything for discussion there.

26-Oct-11 26-Oct-11
BGA Membership Drive 2012

This year, the BGA is making a concerted effort to attract new players to the game of go by encouraging new go clubs to form in Universities and Colleges. We are asking as many as possible of our existing go clubs to consider sponsoring a new club in their local University or College by running a “go stall” at the “Freshers’ Fair” event in October, and helping any interested students to set up a new Go club and get it established.

...

30-May-12 30-May-12
BGA Priorities for 2012

Happy New Year to all our members and other Go players

The BGA is continuing its regular activities, such as Membership Administration, the Youth Grand Prix and the BGJ, however Council has been discussing what and how to prioritise our development activities for 2012 and this is what we've come up with:

Club Development

Quite a number of our clubs are just about hanging on, a few have given up recently and some...

04-Jan-12 04-Jan-12
British Go Association AGM

The 2014 AGM for the British Go Association will be held on 1st March 7:30pm as part of the British Go Congress at Butlins Resort, Bognor Regis

Any members with motions for inclusion on the Agenda are requested to send them to the Secretary by 15th January.

18-Dec-13 18-Dec-13
British Open 2013

We don't have any offers to host the 2013 British Open currently, so we're inviting people to submit offers to run this annual tournament.

In the last few years we've been to Edinburgh, Malmesbury and this year to Durham, so it would be nice to have a location in the South East for 2013; but we're prepared to consider any offers.

If you're interested please talk to any Council member.

12-Mar-12 12-Mar-12
Council Meeting - August 2010

There was a meeting of BGA Council on 14th August 2010.
Here are the highlights:

  • The Treasurer presented draft accounts for 2009. Cash position is okay although tournament levies are significantly down.
  • Gerry Mills will be standing down as bookseller and is irreplaceable, so Council is investigating outsourcing the bookshop service, with consideration being given to availability of a broad range of titles, discounts...
11-Oct-10 11-Oct-10
Council Meeting - February 2010

This note summarises the most significant discussions and decisions at the Council meeting on 22nd February.

Gerry Mills has announced that he plans to retire as Book Seller in November. Council would like to thank Gerry for the many years of outstanding service he has given to the British Go community.

Council spent some time discussing the future of the Book Shop, accepting that it is unlikely that any individual will be...

05-Mar-10 21-Apr-10
Council Meeting - March 2011 Agenda

There will be a meeting of BGA Council on 13th March 2011.

Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Previous meeting
    1. Minutes of last meeting
    2. Actions completed and outstanding
    3. Matters arising from the minutes
    4. Decisions since last meeting
  3. Treasurer's report
  4. Committee reports
    1. Clubs And Membership
    2. External Relations
    3. Online...
09-Mar-11 09-Mar-11